Witchtown is a utopia for misfits and outcasts. Macie O’Sullivan arrives to town with her mother, Aubra, quickly winning over the mayor when she discovers Aubra is a Natural. As they dig into the town’s history, they discover startling secrets. For the first time, Macie has friends and a place to call her own, even if it may be haunted, but the more she connects to the town, the harder it is to keep her secrets. They didn’t come to Witchtown for a fresh start, but to rob it.
Macie is a thief, but she’s also sympathetic and has a strong voice. She’s a lost soul that you want to succeed. Talya and Kellen are paired well with her, both lost and full of secrets, while Bradley is enjoyable and wonderfully mischievous in every scene. Witchtown is the perfect place for this group of outcasts; full of secrets, it gives second chances. Cory Putman Oakes writes a story of friendship, growing up, and hope, with strong prose, humor, and danger. Witchtown is an addictive read with charming and flawed characters, an intriguing plot, and an excellent twist. It’s a page-turner that you won’t want to stop reading.
HMH Books for Young Readers
Cory Putman Oakes